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Rule "'the reason... is because'"

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Description: 'the reason... is because'
Message: The word "because" means "for the reason that" and thus introduces redundancy.
Category: Style (ID: STYLE)
Link: https://onlinewritingtraining.com.au/the-reason-is-that-or-the-reason-is-because/
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • The reason we were late is because there was an accident.
    Correction suggestion: is that
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • The root reason of his failure is because of his arrogance.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: REASON_IS_BECAUSE [1]
Version: 5.9-SNAPSHOT (2022-09-27 20:33:03 +0000)